The Joker Beast
Review by JoshB
I'm going to start by saying that 1. I am not a big DC comics fan and 2. I was never a He-Man fan. So logically, the combination of the two is something that I should not like. But Funko has pulled off an interesting re-imagining of the DC universe with their Primal Age line, and it's done so well that you can't help but like it, even just a little. Sure, some characters are more successful than others, but when you get them all together, and throw in a playset and battle animals, the whole thing is an 80s kid's dream come true.
Like in MOTU, the hero characters had savage beasts to ride into battle on. These animals were simple, non-articulated figures with saddles for characters to ride on. Funko continues this concept in the Savage World: Primal Age. Each battle animal comes in a large window box.
The Joker Beast is much more successful than Ace the Bathound, but suffers from the same flaws. It's only real flaw is that it tries too much to replicate the classic warrior beasts, which had no articulation. This toy BEGS to have an articulated jaw, but it does not.
The saddle on top is fantastic, with a Bruce Timm-style Joker head carved into the front.
It's beautiful looking, I just wish it did something.
Thanks again to Funko for the review sample.
|Posted 15 November, 2018 - 14:56 by JoshB|